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An electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's ...Show synopsisAn electrifying first novel that shocks by its language, its circumstances, and its brutal honesty, Push recounts a young black street-girl's horrendous and redemptive journey through a Harlem inferno. For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father's child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her when a courageous, determined teacher bullies, cajoles, and inspires her to learn to read, to define her own feelings and set them down in a diary.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: Young adult. Relentless,...New. Glued binding. 192 p. Audience: Young adult. Relentless, remorseless, and inspirational, this "horrific, hope-filled story" ("Newsday") is certain to haunt a generation of readers. Precious Jones, 16 years old and pregnant by her father with her second child, meets a determined and highly radical teacher who takes her on a journey of transformation and redemption.
Profound and moving are the least that can be said for this book. It was also shocking and horrifying. The author had to have endured some of the things she wrote about to be able to write about them so vividly. All human beings need to read this book. It is mind bending that people could treat ...
Push is a searing, honest and courageous look at the conditions many young girls suffer. Some, like Precious Jones, are able to make it out of their private hell by tapping into their inner strength and by utilizing the hands held out by teachers and social workers.
Push is the story of a teenage girl, named Precious, trapped in a world of physical, emotional and sexual abuse which is further complicated by the ramifications of poverty. Her life is dominated by the rules of "do not tell," do not be seen/noticed" and "do not trust/let anyone close to you."
After seeing the movie, I wanted to read the book. The book answered many of the questions left out of the movie. This is a heart wrenching story that should be read by everyone involved in the social services field.
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